Hi, I've been thinking about getting a Yamaha soundbar that's on sale at Costco right now. It would be replacing a thirteen year old 7.1 channel Onkyo home theater setup with haphazardly placed speakers and too many wires going everywhere.
Does anyone have any suggestions or perspectives? How good a job do soundbars do at replicating surround sound?
The model I'm looking at has a separate wireless subwoofer.
Clear sound is way more important to me than really loud sound. I'd probably be fairly content with a decent facsimile of surround sound.
The thing I'm most worried about is output lag, especially with gaming. Have any of you with soundbars had notably bad experiences with output lag? I currently run my Onkyo receiver in "direct" mode to bypass most audio processing and minimize output lag.